A woman has ʙɪʀᴛʜᴇᴅ her baby girl on the water’s edge at a beach, supported by her ᴅᴏᴜʟᴀ ᴀɴᴅ ᴏʙsᴛᴇᴛʀɪᴄɪᴀɴ in what she describes was a “natural and ecological ʙɪʀᴛʜ.” Maria Luna, who is herself a doula, shared videos of her ɪɴᴄʀᴇᴅɪʙʟᴇ ᴀɴᴅ ᴘᴏᴡᴇʀꜰᴜʟ ʙɪʀᴛʜ on social media and explained how she prepared for the unique ʟᴀʙᴏᴜʀ ᴀɴᴅ ʙɪʀᴛʜ.
she wrote in the comments of her video: “Today was the day, the expected day, we lived our natural, physiological, ecological ʙɪʀᴛʜ, in the place we dreamed, with wonderful details from Gᴏᴅ to live it and with the ideal company. Every ᴇᴠɪʟ thought fades away, and though all these previous days were rainy days, thinking on the time of ʟᴀʙᴏᴜʀ would be, in being the first time living it so, we did not stop believing, to visualise the power to live Gᴏᴅ’s design in this new ʙɪʀᴛʜ but above all every night on our knees seeking his will. Design that today we expose in this video, from the knowledge, experience and accompaniment of a team of professionals … who respect both physiological and natural design as well as the decision of the protagonists in the process: dad, mum and baby.”
Maria explained that the ʙɪʀᴛʜ was carefully planned, with all of the variables considered: “To live through this process, a ʙɪʀᴛʜ plan was made which was shared with the team of humanising professionals of ʟᴀʙᴏᴜʀ. The variables were assessed to be able to live it like: weather, time of process, healthy pregnancy and healthy baby, mum and dad informed and determined. Not controlling any of it but hoping that everything will flow through Gᴏᴅ’s perfect will, this day was a day with radiant sun, a process that started in the day, and the support of the team to carry it out.”
Baby Amelia was born on July 16th at 10.15am in a beach ʙɪʀᴛʜ, Maria’s husband Raul Ramirez, their ᴅᴏᴜʟᴀ ᴀɴᴅ ᴏʙsᴛᴇᴛʀɪᴄɪᴀɴ all supporting Maria through the experience. The videos have attracted thousands of likes and comments, many commending Maria on her strength and determination. However there were those who were concerned about just how safe a beach ʙɪʀᴛʜ is. Commented desix1989: “I understand that ʜᴏsᴘɪᴛᴀʟs ᴀʀᴇ ᴠɪᴏʟᴇɴᴛ ᴀɴᴅ ᴅɪsʀᴇsᴘᴇᴄᴛꜰᴜʟ, but to say that being born like this is right and safe, is to go back 200 years in ᴘʀᴇᴠᴇɴᴛᴀʙʟᴇ ɪɴꜰᴀɴᴛ ᴍᴏʀᴛᴀʟɪᴛʏ.”
We humanise the ʙɪʀᴛʜs with discretion, work ideal conditions that are good for the mother and the baby, ʙɪʀᴛʜs in water with clean water at good temperature and in adequate osmolarity, ʙɪʀᴛʜs in free movement and position, accompanying worthy of the father and the family all of that is precious but keep the criterion medico which allows us to dilute that the marine microbiota harbours vibrios that are difficult to treat bacteria, which has a sodium charge NOT suitable for intake and that a newborn baby has a circulating volume.